Book lovers celebrate Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday marked Independent Bookstore Day, and shops across the city and the country were celebrating.

Saturday marked Independent Bookstore Day, and shops across the city and the country were celebrating.

Saturday marked Independent Bookstore Day, and shops across the city and the country were celebrating. (4/30/16)

BROOKLYN - Saturday marked Independent Bookstore Day, and shops across the city and the country were celebrating.

Even as online stores like Amazon and e-books become more popular, independent brick-and-mortar stores continue to attract readers who prefer browsing through shelves.

At Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene, manager Jessica Bagnulo says one reason they've stayed open is because many books sold there are written by local authors and community members.

To mark Independent Bookstore Day, some of those authors stopped by the shop to meet fans.

 

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